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Organ Trafficking & Transplant Tourism

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A subset of human trafficking, organ trafficking and transplant tourism are significant concerns around the globe. And while they’re not discussed to the same extent as sexual exploitation and forced child labor, quite a bit’s available on the subject. It initially caught my eye when I noticed Harvard’s Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking had an archived webcast available on their site addressing the issue. You can link to it, along with podcasts, articles, and other resources after the jump.

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Written by Jenifer

November 18, 2009 at 9:28 am

A Call to Men

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Prevention Connection‘s latest newsletter is pretty fantastic. It includes audio recordings from the 4th Annual A Call to Men conference (PDF), held last spring in NYC. If you’re not familiar with the project, A Call to Men “challenges men to reconsider their long held beliefs about women, in an effort to create a more just society. We achieve this by encouraging change in the behaviors of men through a re-education and training process that challenges sexism.”

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Trafficking: New Offerings from the Week that Was

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Over the past week there have been several new offerings related to human trafficking:

Phil Borges has an interview on his blog with Rachel Lloyd, founder of GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services). “Rachel told me that historically law enforcement in our country has punished the victims of the sex industry—the vulnerable and exploited adolescent girls that are coerced and trafficked into the trade.  She said that labeling and jailing them as ‘teen prostitutes’ instead of what they are–exploited and trafficked children– while ignoring the 30 to 40 year old men that sell and buy these girls has been a crime in itself.”

Listen to the 8+ minute audio file here.

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Physicians & Executions

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ReachMD has a roundtable discussion on physicians and executions, facilitated by Dr. Atul Gawande. He is joined by Deborah Denno, professor of law at Fordham University; Dr. Robert Truog, professor of medical ethics, anesthesiology, and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; and Dr. David Waisel, associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, in a conversation about lethal injection, the current protocol, possible alternatives, and the role of health care professionals in putting convicted criminals to death.

As with all ReachMD programs, they’re free of charge, but require site registration to access.

Written by Jenifer

October 27, 2009 at 7:30 am

Engaging Men

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An interesting coincidence (if you believe in those sorts of things) happened yesterday. I received an email from a reader asking about resources to engage men in ending violence against women; and I checked my Facebook page last night and saw that EVAW had posted some info about one of Canada’s latest campaigns to engage men in ending violence, It Starts With You. So I’ve taken that as a sign from the Internet gods, and am doing a post today on the topic. It’s in no means comprehensive (in fact, consider it more of a jumping off point)–if you have more to add, please do so in the comments section so readers around the globe can benefit from our collective knowledge. My resources are, for the most part, US and Canadian. I would love (love, love) to hear about campaigns in other countries, as well.

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Evaluating Elder Competency & Abuse

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ReachMD has a new offering as a part of their Focus on Geriatric Medicine and Aging series: Evaluating Elder Competency & Elder Abuse. This podcast features Dr. Lisa Gibbs from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, who “describes the different types of elder abuse and who is most vulnerable. She explains how physicians evaluate mental capacity and the difference between capacity and competency. She also discusses the latest research in elder abuse.” Access is free, but requires site registration.

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Written by Jenifer

October 6, 2009 at 7:09 am

Forced Sex by Intimate Partners

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Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell is one of this year’s keynote speakers for the IAFN Scientific Assembly in Atlanta later in the month. Many of you are familiar with her research on intimate partner violence and lethality. Earlier in the year, Men Can Stop Rape invited Dr. Campbell to address their participants at the Men and Women as Allies National Conference on the Primary Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women. Her presentation focused on forced sex by a range of intimate partners.

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Written by Jenifer

October 1, 2009 at 6:49 am